Large Gift Establishes Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Yale School of Medicine
Philanthropists Judith and Stewart Colton have donated a major gift to establish the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Yale, under the direction of Joseph E. Craft, MD, Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine and professor of immunobiology.
O’Connor Wins 2019 SGIM Robert J. Glaser Award
Patrick G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, Dan Adams and Amanda Adams Professor of General Medicine and chief of general internal medicine at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is the recipient of the 2019 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Robert J. Glaser Award. The Glaser award is SGIM’s highest honor.
Genetic Sequencing Uncovers Causes for Mysterious Liver Disease in Adults
In up to 30% of individuals with chronic liver disease, the cause is unknown. To test for possible genetic factors in such cases, Yale researchers conducted whole-exome sequencing for a small group of patients, finding specific mutations that would have otherwise been missed. The results led to accurate diagnoses and informed treatment for a subset of the patient participants, the researchers said.
Ferrante Honored with Inaugural Arti Hurria Award
Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine (pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine), has been honored by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) with the inaugural Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in Internal Medicine.
Yale Researchers Awarded $40 Million to Study Opioid Addiction Treatments
Yale School of Medicine faculty have been awarded $40 million in grants to study medication treatment for veterans with opioid addiction. Drs. Ismene Petrakis and Sandra Springer are co-principal investigators leading the research, which is supported by the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Study.
Krystal and Nunez-Smith Are Honored by Association for Clinical and Translational Science
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research, chair and professor of psychiatry, and professor of neuroscience; and Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (general medicine) and of epidemiology (chronic diseases), have been chosen for awards by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.
Krumholz, Spatz receive funding to develop new 24/7 blood pressure monitor
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded a $1.2 million, four-year grant to investigators at Texas A&M University and Yale University for the development of a wrist-worn, cuffless blood pressure monitoring system.
Less is more when it comes to Rx opioids for hospital patients, study finds
In a pilot study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Yale researchers significantly reduced doses of opioid painkillers given to hospital patients. By delivering the opioids with a shot under the skin or with a pill instead of an IV, the research team found they could decrease patient exposure to the medications while also maintaining or improving pain relief, they said.
Yale launches new program in addiction medicine
The Yale School of Medicine Section of General Internal Medicine has established a new program — the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine. The multi-disciplinary clinical, educational, and research program will further enhance Yale’s portfolio of state-of-the-art addiction research and patient care, while increasing the pipeline of physicians trained in evidence-based strategies to tackle the opioid crisis and other addiction-related health issues.
Yale medical faculty awarded two grants to support health system in Liberia
Faculty at the Yale School of Medicine have been awarded two grants by the World Bank and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support and strengthen medical education and health management in Liberia.
Yale experts selected to conduct medical device surveillance research
Two projects conducted by Yale School of Medicine faculty have been selected as Demonstration Projects by NEST, the National Evaluation System for Health Technology, which was established by the Medical Device Innovation Consortium and funded by FDA.
Videogame boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
A videogame designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the videogame as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), said the researchers.
Philip W. Askenase, MD '65, recognized for lifetime achievement by American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Philip W. Askenase, MD, '65, professor of medicine (immunology), has been awarded the 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).
Heart study finds faulty link between biomarkers and clinical outcomes
Surrogate endpoints (biomarkers), which are routinely used in clinical research to test new drugs, should not be trusted as the ultimate measure to approve new health interventions in cardiovascular medicine, according to a recent study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in JAMA.
Yale Study: Minority Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely To Have Genetic Test
A genetic test that helps doctors determine how best to treat breast cancer—and whether chemotherapy is likely to help—is significantly more likely to be administered to white women than blacks or Hispanics, a Yale study has found.Source: Connecticut Health I-Team